Philippine Police Catch Suspected Abu Sayyaf Bomb Expert


An alleged Abu Sayyaf bomb expert involved in an audacious attack at the House of Representatives that killed seven people in 2007, including a congressman, has been arrested in a raid in the southern Philippines, police said Friday.

The suspect, identified as Kahar Indama (also known as Khang), is a relative of Furuji Indama, the Abu Sayyaf’s leader on Basilan Island, regional police chief Brig. Gen. Jesus Cambay Jr. said.

Backed by troops from a marine battalion, the police captured Indama late Thursday while raiding his safehouse in Sangali, a village located just a few meters from a local police station in Zamboanga city, officials said.

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Source: Benar News